The Dice Kayek Spring 2018 collection brings a calming effect with a lineup of white brights and a fresh look forward to the season ahead.
From the perfect and perfectly cut white dress and a decidedly feminine “men’s” plaid shirt to an embellished pink cocktail frock, each piece is imbued with savoir-être.
with additional shades of pink, dusky blue, and yellow—somewhat Lichtenstein-esque in scheme—added to her default black, white, and navy, she was clearly thinking about how to propose her couture-like volumes with modulated freshness. The enlarged windowpane patterning on a ruffled Panama blouse and wrap skirt, for instance, might appeal to a different client than the one who turns to Dice Kayek for eveningwear, with its formal, flattering shapes. The cape layers with varying degrees of sculpt and surface detail would be welcome in anyone’s wardrobe, whether to address upper-arm concerns or as a tailored jacket alternative.
For each different expression of dramatic, exacting volume, Ece Ege chose the fabric that best corresponded, going beyond poplin. The gabardine of an angular tunic with balloon sleeves featured a fixed A-line shape, actually optimized for airflow. “It’s like couture cotton; I swear you don’t feel it, not even in 50-degree [Celsius] heat,” said the Turkish designer, who knows whereof she speaks, given summer temperatures.
The designer used a sheerer silk organza to soften the effect of a men’s blue check shirt. The collection featured unique embellishments of insects—scarabs, crickets, butterflies and other unidentified critters. They were so vividly rendered as a custom print or in embroidery and beading. The designers added their signature details while keeping with the playfulness of the pieces. The two black dresses also depicted this flair with their architectural contours adding a couture touch.
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